Archer "Archie" Blanton

Archer "Archie" Blanton

Male Abt 1740 - Aft 1810

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  • Name  Archer "Archie" Blanton 
    Nickname  Archie 
    Born  Abt 1740  , , VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Aft 1810  , , NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I859  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  13 Aug 2014 

    Family  Martha Johnson,   b. 1755, , Chester, SC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1862, , Rutherford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jeremiah Blanton,   b. 7 Dec 1774, , Rutherford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1872, , Rutherford, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  13 Aug 2014 
    Family ID  F376  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • «b»Posted By:«/b» Robert Stafford «b»Email:«/b» «b»Subject:«/b» Re: Archer/Archee Blanton «b»Post Date:«/b» August 19, 2006 at 08:50:21 «b»Message URL:«/b» http://genforum.genealogy.com/blanton/messages/3023.html «b»Forum:«/b» Blanton Family Genealogy Forum «b»Forum URL:«/b» http://genforum.genealogy.com/blanton/
      Below are my notes on Archee/Archer. There are few records for him. There is no direct evidence to show that the Archer in Wilkes County was the same one. However, the age in the 1810 Census and rarity of the name among Blantons suggests that it was he or maybe an unidentified son.

      The memoirs of Rev. Christenberry Lee, published in 1896, state that Archee Blanton was a child born out of wedlock to Thomas Womack and Nancy Blanton. We know from court records that the father was actually named Abraham Womack. Nancy and Ann were used interchangeably at the time. They also had another child named Thomas, who used the name Womack. His memoirs also state that Archee was the father of Jeremiah Blanton of Rutherford county, North Carolina.

      DNA testing has shown that the descendents of Jeremiah and his brothers William and Claibourne Blanton are not related through the male line to other Blantons. A test on a descendent of Thomas Womack, possibly the brother mentioned, but at least probably of the same family, shows close matches with descendants of the three brothers. Thus, it seems extremely likely that the gist of Rev. Lee's story is true, although some details were distorted in the retelling over a hundred years.

      We have recently uncovered a survey for Archer in Guilford County, North Carolina. Claiborn Blanton appears as the chain bearer. This connects him to Archer in a county where there were no other Blantons. Claiborne named a son Archie Jefferson Blanton. Although naming is not necessarily a good indicator, Archie and Archibald were rare names among Blantons. This suggests he was named after his grandfather.

      Timeline for Archer Blanton

      17 May 1751. Amelia County, Virginia Court Orders, p. 322.
      Ordered Church Wardens of Nottoway Parish to bind out Richard Blanton, Jr., Thomas Blanton and Archer Blanton.

      17 May 1751. Amelia County, Virginia Court Orders, p. 324.
      Grand jury sworn........For Abraham Wawmock and Ann Blanton for living in adultery

      18 April 1771 Halifax County, Virginia Will Book O 1752-1773, p. 309.
      Benedictus Cotman Inventory and Appraisement
      .........[Names Mentioned].....Arch'd Blanton....

      7 December 1774. Virginia.
      Jeremiah born (Family Bible) in Virginia (1860-1870 censuses).

      1777-1778, North Carolina
      Obadiah born in North Carolina according to 1850 McDowell County, North Carolina Federal Census. However, his age is inconsistent in the various censuses. [The state copy of the census need to be checked as it sometimes lists the county of birth.]

      1778-1779, North Carolina
      William born in North Carolina (1850-1870 censuses). [Check state copy for county of birth]

      21 Jun 1780 (Entry), 11 Apr 1783 [Survey] 8 Nov 1784 (Grant) Guilford County. North Carolina Land Grants. File # 937, Grant #936, Entry # 2107, Book #56, p. 185.
      Grant issued to Archer Blanton for 150 acres on both sides of Hogans Creek. Claiborn appears as a chain bearer on the survey dated 11 Apr 1783.

      23 January 1786. Lincoln County, North Carolina, Survey.
      Surveyed for Samuel Fisher one hundred and fifty Acres of Land in the County of Lincoln joining Barkley, Sarah Lockerman, and John Kirkpatrick....N121 William Thillen Delur [?] CB Archibald Blanton Jeremiah Hill.
      [Abraham Womack lived in Lincoln county at the same time. Chain Bearers (CB) were usually relatives or neighbors who carried the heavy surveying chains.]

      1790 Lincoln County, North Carolina Federal Census.
      Fourth Company
      Zech Blanton 1 male over 16, 2 under 16, 2 females
      Ninth Company
      Abner Womac 1 male over 16, 1 male under 16, 1 female.
      Abraham Womac 3 males over 16, 2 females.
      Tenth Company
      Sarah Lockman
      [It is possible that Archer was living with Abraham Womack or that he is the "Zech" Blanton. There is no other record of a "Zech" Blanton or the usual variations of the given name anywhere at that time. It could be an unusual nickname or the name could have been miscopied, although it is hard to see how the two names could have been confused.

      1793. Rutherford County, North Carolina.
      Jeremiah builds a church after receiving circuit preachers in his home according to Oak Grove Methodist Church History.

      1800 Federal Census.
      No Archer Blanton or variations of Archer in any census index.

      7 Sep, 1801. Wilkes County, North Carolina Land Entries Nov. 1796-Nov. 1805, p. 244.
      Archer Blanton enters 150 ac in Wilkes Co on a branch of Fishdam Cr waters of Yadkin R; border: begins on William Crain's E and W lines. on N side of said Crain's tract, & runs up the branch; includes the "best" vacant land thereabouts.

      1 Feb, 1806. Wilkes County, North Carolina Land Entries Nov. 1805-May 1810, p. 26.
      Archer Blanton enters 50 ac in Wilkes Co on waters of Fish dam Cr waters of Yadkin R; border: begins at a small red oak saplin on William Crain's open line. on Fish dam Cr on "the" S side, runs up S side of the creek, & and various "courses"; includes the "best" vacant land thereabouts.

      1810 Wilkes County, North Carolina Federal Census.
      Archibald Blanton, 1 male and 1 female born 1765 or earlier, 3 females born 1794-1800. No slaves.
      [He may have been enumerated with other families in 1790 and 1800, since the earliest censuses probably included the numbers for the whole plantation rather than individual families.]